A Short Guide to Tinnitus and Tinnitus Treatment 

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Tinnitus or as it is often called  Ring Ease ringing of the ear is a very common problem. Sooner or later almost everyone will experience a Ringing or buzzing in the ears (Tinnitus) which in most cases will stop after a few minutes. However for some this sound remains with them constantly, become a very serious problem. Often misunderstood, tinnitus often doesn't have its source in the ear but in the central auditory area of the brain.

Our central auditory system is conditioned to receive sounds from 20 - 20,000 Hz, but as we age our ear loose more and more of our ability to process high frequency sounds, and thus depriving the auditory centres of the brain of this high frequency input. In search of this missing input, the auditory system may create a sound of its own. This sound, under certain conditions, may then enter our consciousness where we perceive it as Tinnitus. But why does Tinnitus sometimes becomes a completely deliberating condition?

Normally we can locate and rationalize sounds based on their source. However a Tinnitus sound typically cannot be localized because it feels like it's coming from inside the ear or inside the head. This inability to localize and thus rationalize a sound may trigger a self-perpetuating 'Vicious Cycle' of psychological events. The cycle typically starts with our consciousness assigning a greater importance level to the Tinnitus sound due to its location inside the ear or the head, as this keeps the affected thinking more and more about it. The more one thinks about the sound and the absence of a logical source the more emotional one gets about this sound. These emotional effects accumulate and ultimately result in stress or stress like symptoms, which in turn increase the awareness of the sound, increasing the emotional effects accumulating in more stress, and so on and so on.

  Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6:01:17 AM

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